Monday, April 22, 2013

Room Makeovers Happening Near You!

I may be pregnant, but I’m definitely not slowing down my work load! I’ve been busy helping clients transform their homes and most of the time its all from the computer.

This month I’ve been whittling away the time with a master bedroom transformation, a local retail spa, and a dining room.

Here is a sneak peek at a master bedroom transformation I’m helping a client with at the moment.

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After receiving pictures of the space and working through email to get a clear understanding of your taste, I’ll put together a board like the one above. The best part is that I’ll attach a list where you can find everything (most of which can be ordered online).

The best satisfaction for me is seeing your rooms once everything is ordered and in place.

Remember this one? This was a truly satisfying makeover to see come together! Click to see the Before Pics!

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For more information, email me at FarmStyleStudio@gmail.com

Stay tuned for a major dining room transformation…it’s gonna be good!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Model Home Tour: California Cool

I LOVE going to model homes…maybe just as much as I love going to Homegoods. So when I stumbled across the Ashton Woods model in Highland Ridge here in Frisco, I just had to blog about it.

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(All photos courtesy of Ashton Woods)

What struck me in this particular model was the bold mix of navy blues and graphic patterns throughout. I love blue and its nice to see it used in darker shades since the light blues are so expected in design these days.

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I’m really into the almost denim like color of the sofas. With kids in the house, its so hard to keep the lighter colors clean and pristine.

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Loving the white cabinets with the black island. Also dying for a wine bottle rack like this one for my island!

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The porcelain subway tile backsplash is a such a classic look, and so much more cost effective.

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I love the idea of beadboard on a recessed ceiling. The chandelier is fantastic as well.

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The dining room is painted in a bold navy blue with bright white wainscotting. It’s quite stunning.

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The coffer ceiling with the dark wood beams really draws the eye up and showcases the dramatic ceiling height in the great room. I also love the idea of putting doors on the open spaces surrounding the game room. It keeps all of the noise contained upstairs.

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They used what seems to be siding that you generally see on the exterior of a home for the walls in the gameroom. It gives the room a real cottage feel and a break from boring sheetrock!

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Media rooms are generally dark holes but I love how the designer kept this one light and bright with lots of glossy white built-ins.

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My head is swarming with some fantastic ideas after visiting this home! Can’t wait to use some in my soon-to-be new home!

Whether you live in the Frisco area or are in need of online design consulting, contact me at FarmStyleStudio@gmail.com.

Happy Spring!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Making Room for Baby

Lots of changes are going on around here at the Garza household. With a new home under construction and a baby boy on the way, its been chaotic to say the least.

With the sheetrock up and the gender revealed…its time to start planning a nursery.

As if I don’t have enough going on lately…I’ve decided to take on a little project. The glider. Of course I could easily purchase a beautifully upholstered glider for a mere $1,300.00 at Pottery Barn.

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Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

But what fun would that be? And it definitely wouldn’t fit the Urban Farmhouse spirit!

So here’s the game plan….I have a perfectly cozy upholstered chair that I’m thinking about turning into a glider. I did a little research, and by golly, it doesn’t seem that difficult! Check out this tutorial at Apartment Therapy.

This seems like it would cost a fraction of the PBK chair and I’ll get to customize the shape and fabric.

Inspiration abounds…check out these ideas from Pinterest below.

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I love the idea of having customizable options! Stay tuned to see if I can pull it off!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Well I know it seems as though I’ve fallen off the face of the earth after being MIA for the past 6 months…but I have a pretty good excuse…

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I promise to be back in action soon, but right now life is sweet and I’m enjoying every minute. Being pregnant, being room mom this year for my BIG kindergartner, and moving in January has really put Urban Farmhouse at the bottom of the barrel on my priority list in the last few months.

Never fear….I see lots of nursery inspirations coming soon and definitely plan to be back in the saddle designing soon. In the meantime, I’ll try to be a better blogger!

Merry Christmas to you and yours and Happy New Year!

Cheers!

Kristen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kelli’s Salon Suite Gets a Glam Makeover

Hello there, Blogland! Sorry its been awhile since I last posted. Truth is, I’ve been enjoying my summer with my little man before he goes off to kindergarten in the fall. I’ve really slowed down my work schedule for the next 2 months to soak up these precious days.

Don’t worry though…once school starts, its gangbusters again. In the meantime, thought I’d share another project I’ve had in the works for some time now.

My amazingly talented hairstylist, Kelli, just opened her own salon suite this spring. She has been doing hair since she was a teenager and it was a dream come true to finally branch out on her own. (Check out her web site here) Sooo, I was totally thrilled and honored when she asked moi to design it for her!

Since the space was just being built, we had a blank canvas to work with. She really wanted the space to have a glamorous feel to it without doing the obvious…pink.

Here’s the mood board that I came up with for her. She loves gold and turquoise blues (a girl after my own heart!). The space isn’t huge so each piece really has to serve a purpose.

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Here is what it looks like today!

She found this three-drawer chest at a discount store but it was an ugly country green. After I applied a weathered gold finish, it completely changed the look and feel of it.

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The mirror was a lucky find while I was downtown with my family browsing the back room of an old furniture store. Again, great lines but outdated finish. After giving it a turquoise and gold patina bronze finish…it makes it look like an expensive antique.

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Okay, now for the big reveal….do you remember this rococo chair that I scored from a thrift store last spring? It was so over-the-top that I knew the minute Kelli asked me to do her suite, it would be the inspiration for the space.

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After getting a champagne finish and new upholstery job…this worn out old chair with the broken arm that was dumped at the thrift, became one of my favorite pieces of the year.

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I have to share one of Kelli’s ingenious ideas with you. Look at how she displayed her make up brushes? She bought a glass container at Homegoods and filled it with coffee beans that she spray painted gold. I loved it so much that I copied it and now have one in my bathroom on my vanity too. (thanks Kelli for the inspiration!)

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I have been having so much fun lately doing design boards for friends and clients. Soon I’ll be advertising these services, so if you’d like a design done for your space, give me a shout at FarmStyleStudio@gmail.com

Stay cool at the pool…Happy Summer!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dining Room Transformation Revealed

I’ve been so excited to show you my clients’ dining room…it’s finally finished! When Kerri and Tim asked me to help them with the makeover, they literally had a blank slate and just a table to start with. Below is a before shot of the room and the mood board we worked from.

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Drumroll Please…..

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I absolutely love this room and wish it were my own! A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the making of it, but the end result was well worth it.

I think I’m the proudest of the fact that all of the furniture is second hand cast-offs I found while thrifting.

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The dining table was a thrift find that Kerri and Tim purchased before hiring me to design the room. After refinishing it in a driftwood style, this solid wood table looks like a piece from Restoration Hardware.

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I have to say my favorite element in the room would have to be these chairs. This is by far one of the most satisfying transformations I’ve done. Check out the before pic of these rickety little cane back chairs that were headed for the dumpster at my local thrift store.

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After a good scrubbing and some heavy duty wood glue, these ugly ducklings got a muddled metallic finish. Then they got a major upholstery job and nail head trim to give them a high-end, modern edge. I knew they had star potential!

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The china hutch was a must for Kerri as she wanted to display sentimental family heirlooms. Another thrift find, I knew the clean lines of this hutch would work perfectly with our design plan.

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I refinished it in bright white, and Kerri and Tim added a modern gray fabric backboard to give it an even more custom feel.

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Custom drapery and a gorgeous crystal chandelier really gave the room its finishing touches.

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It was such a pleasure working with Kerri and Tim. Its so exciting to see a room come to life with second hand furniture transformed.

Happy Summer!!!

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